Statement from CCC Executive Director Jennifer March on Mayor de Blasio’s 3-K For All Announcement

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April 24, 2017

For Immediate Release: April 24, 2017
Contact: Elysia Murphy,, 917-579-3639

New York, NY – “Research tells us that providing high quality early education shapes a child’s social, emotional and academic trajectory in profoundly positive ways. The city’s proposal to expand access to full day prekindergarten to 3 year olds is a welcome step towards serving more families with young children. We applaud the plan for leveling the playing field for the city’s poorest children as it first prioritizes serving the communities where children face the greatest risks and obstacles.  We look forward to working with the de Blasio administration to ensure this initiative succeeds in making prekindergarten universally available for every 3 and 4 year old. Continuing our many years of advocacy for NYC’s children, we also stand ready to work with the administration to expand the capacity of high quality infant and toddler services for our youngest children.”

See the press release from Mayor de Blasio’s office here.


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